Helpful Info on COVID
- Main symptoms of COVID-19 include fever of 100.4 or greater, dry cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches. Other symptoms may include chills, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. If you get any of these or any other symptoms that concern you, call your doctor to find out if you need to isolate yourself or get a test. If you need help finding a doctor, call 2-1-1.
- You can also visit COVID19.lacounty.gov/testing to find out how to get a free test
- Call your doctor early if you are 65 years and older, or have an underlying health condition as you may be at higher risk of serious illness.
- Seek prompt medical care if your symptoms get worse.
Below are some links for further information on COVID-19 from the CDC and LA County Public Health that are informative and have helped shape our policies and guidelines:
While many guidelines will be put in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19 we recognize that some on our campus may still get sick. Included here are protocols that will be followed if this does occur.
The following guidelines will be followed, when applicable, for all students suspected to have COVID-19:
- Students who develop symptoms of illness while at school will be separated from others right away in a designated sick area through which others do not enter or pass.
- When possible, a mask (if not wearing a face covering) will be placed on the student with fever and/or cough as soon as possible after moving them to the isolation area.
- Students will remain in isolation with continued supervision and care until picked up by an authorized adult to go home.
- Parents/guardians/caregivers should be prepared to have a child picked-up within the hour.
The following guidelines will be followed, when applicable, for all faculty and staff members suspected to have COVID-19:
- Faculty/staff members who develop symptoms of illness will be sent home and administration will have emergency sub plans in place (as needed).
The following guidelines will be followed, when applicable, for any and all from our campus suspected to have COVID-19:
- Identify adults or children who may have had close contact with the ill individual for an extended period of time without physical distance or a face covering.
- In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 with potential exposure to staff or students, the school nurse will contact the Department of Public Health for consultation and guidance. (This procedure is similar to what we have in place for other reportable diseases.)
- Note that while all parents and staff should be informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in someone connected to school, it is not legal to share the name of the infected individual. Trinity will protect confidential information.
- In the event there is a “Safer at Home” mandate that would require no on campus learning Trinity is prepared to resume our remote learning plan for whatever duration deemed necessary. In this event, faculty and staff alike will continue their work in serving our students and families and, as such, families will still be required to honor their tuition agreements.
- Contact the school nurse for questions regarding COVID-19 exposure or questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms.
Returning to School after Presenting with COVID-19 Symptoms
Any student or staff member with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are to stay home and not return to campus.
- Individuals are to stay home until at least 5 days have passed after symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours after recovery. For further instructions on how to calculate when your quarantine period ends go to:
- “Recovery” means their fever is gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved.
- Individuals without Covid-19 symptoms, who had a positive Covid-19 lab test, must isolate themselves for 10 days from the date of the positive lab test.
- A person is considered to be diagnosed with or likely to have Covid-19, if the person has: a) Received a positive lab test for Covid-19, AND/OR b)been informed by a physician that they are likely to have Covid-19, AND/OR c) signs and symptoms that are consistent with Covid-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing.)